The Hungarian Competition Council prohibits restrictive clauses in cooperation agreements between a wholesaler of pharmaceutical products and pharmacies (Hungaropharma)

The Hungarian Competition Council found that cooperation agreements concluded between Hungaropharma, a wholesaler of pharmaceutical products, and a number of pharmacies contained clauses which were incompatible with Art. 81 EC and Section 11 of the Hungarian Competition Act. The Competition Council objected to provisions which obliged pharmacies to keep recommended promotional prices and to seek prior approval before organizing promotions on their own. The Decision has not condemned, however, quantity forcing obligations, under which pharmacies had to purchase 80% of their requirements from Hungaropharma. Although the Decision established the existence of an infringement, the Competition Council refrained from imposing a fine with regard to Hungaropharma's cooperative behaviour

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Márton Horányi, The Hungarian Competition Council prohibits restrictive clauses in cooperation agreements between a wholesaler of pharmaceutical products and pharmacies (Hungaropharma), 22 December 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Competition in the Pharmaceutical sector, Art. N° 26200

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